James Robertson transforms the supernatural experience of a faithless minister into a mesmerising exploration of the nature of belief.

For Gideon Mack, faithless minister, unfaithful husband and troubled soul, the existence of God, let alone the Devil, is no more credible than that of ghosts or fairies. Until the day he falls into a gorge and is rescued by someone who might just be Satan himself. Mack’s testament - presented as a found memoir - is a compelling blend of memory, legend, history and, quite possibly, madness.

The Man Booker Prize 2006
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James Robertson

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James Kelman famously brought Scottish vernacular to the Booker Prize in 1994. James Robertson, however, has gone further: he publishes Scots-language books for children.
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